I first learned of white trash toffee, as it's called (no, I didn't make up the name!), many years ago when a former co-worker brought some in to the office and I couldn't stop putting it in my mouth. When I got my hands on the recipe, which came from her sister-in-law, I was shocked by how fast, easy, and inexpensive it is to put together — and I haven't stopped making it since.
If you have 15 minutes and any manner of chocolate, sugar, nuts, and crisp white cracker on hand, then you are ready to make this addictive homemade gift. The trick is to work very quickly (be prepared for a little bit of a mess!) and keep your eyes peeled to the toffee as it comes together. Feel free to modify it using your favorite chocolate and toppings. Psyched to make the easiest holiday edible ever? Then see the recipe.
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup unsalted butter
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup roasted almonds, roughly chopped